Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks. A repeat seminar may be scheduled, subject to enrolments. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total of 170 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Politics and International Studies at Undergraduate level
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Richard Tanter
Prof. Richard Tanter
This subject provides an advanced introduction and critical review of the development and spread of nuclear weapons, the challenges they present, and approaches to their control and to disarmament. This will include a critical examination of strategies for the use of nuclear weapons, measures to reduce their numbers, proliferation and risk of use (including an examination of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty), and whether complete nuclear disarmament is possible and how it might be achieved.
A feature of this subject is that most of the lectures will be delivered by visiting experts, which in 2014 included Professor Gareth Evans, Professor Peter Hayes, Professor Michael Hamel-Green, Colonel Roger Cavazos and Assoc. Prof. Tilman Ruff.
On completion of this subject students should:
A 2000 word essay (40%) due mid-semester, a 500 word paper based on class group activity (10%) due throughout the semester, and a 2500 word essay (50%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
William Walker, A Perceptual Menace: Nuclear Weapons and International Order (London: Routledge, 2012)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
100 Point Master of International Relations |
200 Point Master of International Relations
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